UPDATE (1:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 20): 13 News is learning more information about how a pit bull died after being trapped in a burning car.
According to the South Charleston Police Department, calls came in about a vehicle on fire and filled with smoke in the Target parking lot at around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday. They said the car was engulfed in flames within seven minutes. An oxygen tank in the vehicle made the fire spread quickly.
Police said the people in the car went into Target to go shopping.
They said the dog’s name was Scooby Doo.
KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) — A pit bull died after being trapped in a burning car in the Southridge Target parking lot on Wednesday.
The South Charleston Police Department told 13 News that officers broke the window to get the dog and put the flames out.
They said the South Charleston and Charleston Fire Departments tried to save the dog at the scene and on the way to the vet, but the dog ultimately died from severe smoke inhalation.
According to the South Charleston Police Department, what started the fire is unknown and the dog was the only occupant in the vehicle.